The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic Keeps Dancers On Their Toes

Nothing quite captures the imagination of a child at Christmas-time like a live performance of “The Nutcracker.” This timeless masterpiece is by far the most often performed and most beloved ballet of all time. In addition, the musical orchestrations by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky are arguably some of the most famous symphonic compositions known to the world. Each December the Dance Center of Kirkwood performs the … Continue reading The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic Keeps Dancers On Their Toes

A Jewish Joke: New Jewish Theatre presents a drama about a comedy

New Jewish Theatre presents the one man play, “A Jewish Joke” written and performed by Phil Johnson. Set in 1950’s Hollywood at the height of McCarthyism, the play focuses on a very dark time in U.S. history when many careers were ruined by friends and colleagues with just a whisper. Bernie Lutz is a hot-tempered comedy screenwriter and a partner in the writing team of Lutz and … Continue reading A Jewish Joke: New Jewish Theatre presents a drama about a comedy

Perfect Harmony: The River Blenders Chorus

Since 1978 the River Blenders Chorus has performed for audiences far and wide. The group sings barbershop harmony and has been a member of Sweet Adelines International since their inception. Although that may sound a little “old-timey,” let me assure you that the River Blenders have taken the art of barbershop harmony to a whole new level. The group’s next performance, entitled “The Bedrock Road … Continue reading Perfect Harmony: The River Blenders Chorus

From Musician to Freelance Writer: Kevin Mitchell’s Incredible Journey

“If you buy into the rule of six degrees of separation, by knowing me you are immediately a mere three degrees from your favorite pop/rock star. I don’t get to hang out with Tom Petty, but I’m close friends with his tour manager of 40 years; I’ve never had a drink with Billy Joel, but I have his lighting guy’s cellphone number.” Most young musicians … Continue reading From Musician to Freelance Writer: Kevin Mitchell’s Incredible Journey

Renewed Elegance – The Webster Groves Concert Hall

Many of us have happy childhood memories of going to the neighborhood movie house and spending hours in the dark, watching our heroes and heartthrobs on the giant screen. Movie houses were the mainstay of American life for most of the last century, often acting as the center of neighborhood activity. Families would walk to the theatre to catch a show during the week, and … Continue reading Renewed Elegance – The Webster Groves Concert Hall

Dean Christopher, A St. Louis Gem Not to be Missed – by John Hoffmann

If he could enter Mr. Peabody’s time machine and go back to 1970, Dean Christopher would be the guy sitting next to Johnny Carson instead of Rich Little – he is that good as an entertainer, comic and impersonator. Give Dean a big band and he will put on a fine show as Dean Christopher, but when Dean does his Rat and Pack and More … Continue reading Dean Christopher, A St. Louis Gem Not to be Missed – by John Hoffmann

Community Theatre Veterans George And Bea Lamb Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

One of St. Louis County’s most beloved community theatre performers was recognized for his work on April 1. George Lamb and his wife Bea were honored with the Theatre Mask Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Art For Life, the community theatre support organization, presented the Lambs with the honor during their annual awards luncheon. George Lamb arrived at the event fresh from a late performance of … Continue reading Community Theatre Veterans George And Bea Lamb Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award